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Operating in GPS-denied environments, such as indoors, underground and in areas where GPS may be intentionally denied, has become a serious challenge. A new offline version of a mapping and tracking solution for both indoors and outdoor released recently, improves safety and situational awareness for personnel operating in industrial, security, public safety, and defense applications such as by dismounted warfighters.
The NEON Personnel Tracker Solution is deployed with an Android APK and Tracking Unit that operate offline, without an internet or cloud connection.
The NEON Android API supports integration with third-party applications.
The solution is compatible with the Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) and other secure mobile applications. ATAK is a US government off-the-shelf geospatial situational awareness application for Android devices used by warfighters and security personnel. The new offline NEON solution is seamlessly integrated with ATAK via a software “plug-in” that delivers location when dismounted personnel are operating both outdoors with GPS and in GPS-denied areas, including urban and subterranean environments.
The NEON Location Solution series, developed by TRX Systems, delivers 3D location and mapping indoors. The technology uses advanced sensor fusion, ranging, and patented dynamic mapping algorithms. The patented location technology provides the foundation for a number of commercial applications, according to prweb.com.
The new version is a low SWaP, location and tracking solution that delivers continuous location both indoors and out when dismounted personnel are operating with and without GPS in both naturally and intentionally denied environments. Personnel Tracker leverages GPS, body-worn sensors, RF ranging, and available map data.
“NEON’s new offline capability for secure warfighter and security applications was based upon extensive end user feedback and field testing; it dramatically simplifies the ability of TRX partners and end-users to deliver 3D situational awareness for field personnel operating in GPS-Denied areas,” said Jeff Kunst, Vice President of Product Development at TRX Systems.